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Song of Songs 7:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thy mouth like the best wine, That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, Gliding through the lips of those that are asleep.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth [down] sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And your mouth like the best wine!” “It goes [down] smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently [through] the lips of those who fall asleep.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth [down] sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, ... That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, And stealeth over the lips of them that are asleep.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, thy mouth, like good wine—[SHE] Flowing to my beloved smoothly, gliding over the lips of the sleeping.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And thy palate as the good wine—'Flowing to my beloved in uprightness, Strengthening the lips of the aged!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and for his lips and his teeth to ruminate.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the roofe of thy mouth like the best wine, for my beloued, that goeth [downe] sweetely, causing the lippes of those that are asleepe, to speake.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and thy throat as good wine, going well with my kinsman, suiting my lips and teeth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth [down] sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the roof of thy mouth 2441
{2441} Prime
Probably from H2496 in the sense of tasting; properly the palate or inside of the mouth; hence the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing).
like the best 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
wine 3196
{3196} Prime
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
for my beloved, 1730
{1730} Prime
From an unused root meaning properly to boil, that is, (figuratively) to love; by implication a love token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle.
that goeth 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[down] sweetly, 4339
{4339} Prime
From H3474; evenness, that is, (figuratively) prosperity or concord; also straightness, that is, (figuratively) rectitude (only in plural with singular sense; often adverbially).
causing the lips 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
of those that are asleep 3463
{3463} Prime
From H3462; sleepy.
to speak. 1680
{1680} Prime
A primitive root (compare H1679); to move slowly, that is, glide.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 7:9

_ _ roof of thy mouth — thy voice (Proverbs 15:23).

_ _ best wine — the new wine of the gospel kingdom (Mark 14:25), poured out at Pentecost (Acts 2:4, Acts 2:13, Acts 2:17).

_ _ for my beloved — (Song of Songs 4:10). Here first the daughters call Him theirs, and become one with the bride. The steps successively are (Song of Songs 1:5) where they misjudge her (Song of Songs 3:11); Song of Songs 5:8, where the possibility of their finding Him, before she regained Him, is expressed; Song of Songs 5:9 (Song of Songs 6:1; Song of Songs 7:6, Song of Songs 7:9; John 4:42).

_ _ causing ... asleep to speak — (Isaiah 35:6; Mark 5:19, Mark 5:20; Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:14). Jesus Christ’s first miracle turned water into “good wine kept until now” (John 2:10); just as the Gospel revives those asleep and dying under the law (Proverbs 31:6; Romans 7:9, Romans 7:10, Romans 7:24, Romans 7:25; Romans 8:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 7:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 7:9

Thy mouth — Thy speech, the palate being one of the principal instruments of speech. Wine — Grateful and refreshing for thee my beloved, who reapest the comfort and benefit of that pleasure which I take in thee. Causing — The most dull, and stupid, and sleepy persons to speak.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the roof:

Song of Songs 2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely.
Song of Songs 5:16 His mouth [is] most sweet: yea, he [is] altogether lovely. This [is] my beloved, and this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Colossians 3:16-17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. ... And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

the best:

Isaiah 62:8-9 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [to be] meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: ... But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
Zechariah 9:15-17 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar. ... For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Acts 2:11-13 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. ... Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Acts 2:46-47 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, ... Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 4:31-32 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. ... And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 16:30-34 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? ... And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Heb. straightly

those that are asleep:
or, the ancient,
Song of Songs 5:2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: [it is] the voice of my beloved that knocketh, [saying], Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, [and] my locks with the drops of the night.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. ... For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
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Pv 16:24. So 2:14; 5:2, 16. Is 62:8. Zc 9:15. Ac 2:11, 46; 4:31; 16:30. Ro 13:11. Ep 4:29. Col 3:16; 4:6. 1Th 4:13. He 13:15. Rv 14:13.

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